District Resources

Pinellas County resources related to the transition of students with disabilities are provided in multiple categories in the box to the right. Some resources may be included in more than one category.

Employment Program Resources

Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD)  
Jeff Smith, Suncoast Region Manager 
(800) 615-8720 
1313 North Tampa Street, Suite 515, Tampa, FL 33602 
Works in partnership with local communities and private providers to assist people who have developmental disabilities and their families. APD also provides assistance in identifying the needs of people with developmental disabilities for supports and services. The agency serves more than 50,000 Floridians with the following disabilities: People severely impaired by Autism, Cerebral palsy, Spina bifida, Intellectual disabilities, Down syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Phelan-McDermid syndrome. This office services DeSoto, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas and Sarasota Counties.

CareerSource Pinellas  
(727) 524-4344
Provides a full array of employment and training related services for job seekers, workers, youth and businesses. May include Disability Program Navigators, Vocational Rehabilitation counselors and Veterans Services on-site

Division of Blind Services 
Mireya Hernandez, District Administrator 
(813) 871-7190 | (800) 757-7190

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services 
St. Petersburg Units 14B and 14C
Lori Kennison, Supervisor 14B
Chantal Jimenez, Supervisor 14C
(727) 217-7930
St. Petersburg Unit 14D
Renee Brown, Supervisor
(727) 552-1589
Largo Unit 14A
Jamie White, Supervisor
(727) 518-3467
Works with people who have physical or mental disabilities to prepare for, gain, or retain employment and find meaningful careers

Florida District Map
West Central Florida - Blue Region - 4